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Tips for Faster Recovery of Patients at Home
Jun 14, 2017 / Thiyagarajan Velayutham, Founder, IHHCFaster recovery of patient in the home depends on so many factors, even though we can consider four main factors : Environment Nutrition Personal hygiene Exercise Environment :
Infection free environment in the home will prevent the nosocomial infection which may happen in the hospital
Convenient and comfortable environment in the home will help the mental health improvement which improves the physical health also Quite and noise free and warm environment in the home needed for good sleep, which helps physical and mental recovery of patient
Proper ventilation helps faster recovery by getting fresh air
Pure water, clean environment of home and surroundings prevent further infection
Proper light especially sunlight is needed for faster recovery
Adequate room temperature also needed for convenient and comfortable rest and sleep
Bed and bedding – clean and neat bed and bedding will prevent further infection processNutrition :
Patient may have loss of appetite , which can be managed by giving frequent and small diet
In some cases like, post-operative, diabetic or hypertensive patient etc, one should follow the dietician’s instructions.
Food should be prepared in a hygienic way to prevent further infections.
Having a glass of hot milk or protein rich food in the night menu helps good sleep
Should avoid alcohol, caffeine, salty, oily foods and excessive sweetsPersonal Hygiene:
Hand hygiene before and after having food prevents infection
Should maintain mouth hygiene by brushing dailymorning and evening
Should maintain personal hygiene by daily bath and changing clothes
Avoiding smoking also helps in improving ones condition
Positive thinking, listening music and reading books to divert the mind from the disease conditionTo know about different ways you can keep home-bound seniors active and avoid health issues, check out our blog here. Exercise :
Regular and proper exercise will help faster recovery and also maintain good health
In case of bed ridden patient, physiotherapy is needed by means of passive or active exercises will help improve the condition